“I was always thinking, ‘Is there something inexpensive and not too crazy that we can do to make the Yard friendlier for a public school kid from Ohio?’” says Michael R. Van Valkenburgh, Graduate School of Design professor. The consensus answer was to purchase a number of bright Luxembourg chairs and place them throughout the Yard.
Lester Brown: "I’m often asked, am I an optimist or a pessimist? I like to think I’m a realist. We’re going to have to move very fast if we want to prevent climate change from spiraling out of control."
Antonio R. Villaraigosa sits in an armchair at the Institute of Politics, his hair slicked back. The former Mayor of Los Angeles and 2012 Chairman of the Democratic National Convention, now a visiting fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics, is ever the genial politician as he sits down with Fifteen Minutes.
Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, discusses the challenges in effecting change in poverty and global health in the Kirkland House Junior Common Room on Saturday.
Gail Collins spoke at a lecture hosted by the Radcliffe Institute in October.
Donning a purple pant suit, Gail Collins seems quirky and laid-back—a far cry from the intimidating personality one would expect of a journalist of her stature.
FM set out to find the students on campus with the best taste in music. The chain started with Henry Kennelly, a freshman in Greenough, who then named his “best music friend” (BMF), who named their BMF, and so on. Listen in!
There is a palpable buzz in Boston this week surrounding the World Series, which will feature the hometown Boston Red Sox versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Here on campus, it’s not hard to guess who we’ll be cheering for. But statistically speaking, which team has the higher chance of winning? FM decided to talk to Carl N. Morris, statistics professor and sports analysis guru.
“You want the ideas to be fluid and dialectical, dangerous.”
Ope O. Adebanjo, '15, and Lade O. Sogade, '16, are both members of the Nigerian Students Association board. This is the fourth year that the NSA has put on the Nigerian Independence Day Gala.
Students from across the region gather together to celebrate Nigeria's Independence at the Harvard Nigerian Students Association 4th Annual Gala. The event included a traditional meal, dance performances, and a highly-anticipated fashion show.
Paige Woods, '16 sings a solo with the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College at the Nigerian Independence Day Gala. The performance was one of several that occurred that night, including traditional dance and spoken word.
Freshmen Zena K. Edosomwan '17 and Osaremen F. Okolo '17 sport traditional clothing at the Nigerian Independence Day Gala. The fashion show was one of the night's most anticipated events.
“Will I be safer?” Birtukan Midekssa echoes. She lets out a laugh, pauses, then shakes her head, but her wide smile doesn’t flicker. “I don’t know,” she says. “Honestly.”
William J. “Bill” Baxley, the former Attorney General of Alabama, spoke at Kirkland House on his role in prosecuting one of the men involved with the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing—a moment often thought of as a turning point in the civil rights movement.